The person who is poorly interested in technologies, will obviously be surprised, having read the review title. «That that can be surveyed in a bulb?» — it will think and will truly make! Be it ancient good «Ilyich bulb» or even prestigious and modern electroluminescent, at most that it is possible to depict — it is luminescence temperature, and in the latter case besides speed of inclusion. Though, about what it I? Economical electroluminescent lamps already long since not in a fashion, well and "profitability" of such goods of the Chinese production under a huge question, but it perfect other history. This history about a modern trend in lighting devices — about light-emitting diodes. And if is more exact, about a last word in fashion — about the light-emitting diode bulbs, capable to change color of a luminescence in the widest range (16 million flowers) and operated via the iOS-device. Yes, Philips Hue bulbs, they such.
We will create the fairy tale of the byvalshiny
Who could think 20 years ago that there will be the household lighting appliances calculated on 8-10 years of service (15 thousand hours of development on refusal), capable to change color of a luminescence at will of the user in the widest range, shining with brightness in the 600th lumen (approximately as the 50-vattny filament lamp) and less than 8,5 watt consuming at all this. Yes, friends, fairy tales and courageous forecasts of science fiction writers any more for the first time in 21 centuries become reality. Behind other examples far too it is not necessary to go, remember Star Trek and about iPad. And now this magnificent in passed the device can operate more magnificent bulb which and a bulb already it is possible to call with very big stretch. But towards emotion, let’s open a box with Philips Hue already.
Direct attention to bright that color element on the right — it is a part of a cardboard wheel. If it to twist, color of a bulb in the center will change. From the back inscriptions in the block with lines change. Even the box and that radiates with spirit of innovations. I do not try to expose this product over what it is possible to think in successful light, taking in attention it the price. Simply in my soul the small child, greedily in the days and at the nights reading the fantastic novels, dreaming of space and all those indescribable devices that existed in imagination of fantasts was not lost yet. Now these devices from the imagined will be transformed in real, and I cannot simply write about them as about «horns and hoofs», with detachment and unconscious.
So, we continue. Snutri is the small summary, to a descent three bulbs of Philips Hue and — at once! — any box with the button, the power unit, Ethernet-socket and patch cord. It is the controler with the integrated wireless module working at base of the ZigBee protocol. In other words, potentially bulbs can conduct interaction and with other compatible house equipment. Via the controler communication with Hue is carried out also.
On the 1st look it seems that all this is difficult. Any controlers, protocols but to compel system what housewife will manage to work not very well, capable to twist bulbs and to put programs from App Store on loved «айпадик». Namely, we connect a round box with the button to a router (yes, small complexity, it is necessary the router or a switch with free port), we include in the power supply network, we twist bulbs in any home lighting devices with a standard nest and we establish on though what iOS the device the free Philips Hue firm supplement. Everything, it was necessary to press on the button in the controler center, it will cause all bulbs in radius of own act (about 30 meters) and it is possible to start to use.
A little about bulbs. They look in comparison to classical light-emitting diode analogs magnificently. Iron case, white and opaque svetorasseivatel, solid weight. You take in a hand, you feel — a thing! Snutri bulbs take place 11 massive light-emitting diodes, capable to shine though what of 16 million flowers identified by a human eye and flowers, also wireless module. About 50 bulbs are capable to serve the controler, plus to conduct interaction with other Philips Hue controlers that allows to make monstruozny lighting systems.
But in criteria of Russian life with the head the 3rd bulbs will suffice also. We twist, we start the respective application, we test.
At a program part in Philips worked perfectly, and truly made, because all fan specifically in abilities ON. After all without respective program support "iron" and remains dead iron. In the client there is a mass of options for an option of a luminescence of bulbs. For example, it is possible to be played with temperature, from a warm luminescence to the cool:
It is the same bulb
It is also possible to choose and color of a luminescence on though what taste, thus both on classical scale, and from beforehand prepared schemes promoting more comfortable reading, concentration, a relaxation or vigorous mood. Thus any of schemes too can be adjusted. Wish more brightly, without troubles — move romper suit, adjust under itself, color and brightness of a luminescence change actually in real time.
By the way, at desire each of bulbs can be called in own way and, naturally, all of them are adjusted separately.
But it is far not all. Wish to remember, how it was cool at sunset during rest somewhere on the paradise peninsula? Take the appropriate photo, click in a suitable place of a picture what color of a luminescence and intensity wished to receive, and voila!
And here to you a bright example from real life, so to speak:
Abruptly? As! But is at Philips Hue still slightly "buns" in having laid up. For example, it is possible to adjust the timer, when to bulbs to get the idea when to die away. As about smooth and myagenky fall of intensity of a luminescence, as if the sun sits down, and you evenly fall asleep — yes without troubles so too it is possible.
But it is better to behold, of course, alive, than to read, so we look:
That it is possible to tell from real operating experience. In – 1-x, the washer controler rather brightly shines and in a haze задористо will shine a router and everything that is nearby. Perhaps, it is necessary to "fill up" it with something opaque if sleep in the same room.
In – 2-x, the lamp gets the idea not in one stage, and approximately with 2 – a 3-second delay. In general it is not critical, but that effect is:
Not including if absolutely to disconnect a food to a bulb, in other words, to click the wall switch or the button in a floor lamp, these options of color will be dumped and at the following inclusion it will shine standard snow-white light with temperature 2700К.
Brightness is rather highest, generally in household criteria of Philips Hue is used for 50 % of own capacity, the chosen palette transfers precisely and reacts to teams promptly, actually in real time.
The novelty in the considered option of a complete set extends in firm retail shops Apple at cost of $200 without a tax, any additional lamp will cost $70. Cheerfully, but to operate all system it is possible and via the Android-devices, the respective client exists in Play Google. In Russian realities of the price approximately twice above.
It is a lot of means, naturally, but all new costs expensive. By the way, ordinary light-emitting diode bulbs of Philips are offered in borders of $40, and here such parable, thus a parable with big prospect. The company let out SDK for developers, in other words, they will manage to create applications compatible to Hue.
From the plans of Philips next for realization it should be noted automatic reaction of bulbs to emergence of the user — it entered, light joined. Also the system of turnaround communication when the person far off will manage to find out is meant, whether lamps got the idea of certain time. For example, kids went into a rough party with the run wild lighting effects, but the ancestors who have left for the weekend at the expense of Philips Hue about it will find out. Voobshchem, options of expansion of functionality of a product weight.
Representations and reflections
I in soul the dreamer and for me Philips Hue — am the revived parable. To associate any modern bulb, even light-emitting diode with a novelty — it all the same, what to associate the 1st mobile phones and iPhone 5.
It is sure that through any time the system of illumination of that level becomes a standard, for now it only destiny of enthusiasts. But the main thing that movement is that the product exists and it will develop, will be issued in more mass quantities and to become cheaper.
Arthur Malosiyev’s outlook more convenient and approached to terrible reality:
In the 1st time of Philips Hue прёт. And later it is used as an ordinary lamp of snow-white color. In 95 % of Russian apartments there is no respective interior to feel "Hugh’s" all power. For these lamps there should be the private zone. And that you will include in kitchen reddish Intim so the daughter cannot do lessons.
I will add that in Philips Hue there is no urgent need, but, as well as in a case with the same iPad at the beginning of its existence, at first as though and do not know that with it to do, and passes any time, get used to the device and without it it is already difficult to present the life.